Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Resident Research & Accomplishments

Chief Residents 2013

In addition to becoming outstanding clinicians in emergency medicine, our residents are highly accomplished as teachers, researchers, and leaders. Our flexible 4-year curriculum allows our residents to explore and pursue their interests with mentorship from our faculty.

Our residents have demonstrated excellence as educators, serving as preceptors for medical students in their emergency medicine clerkships, simulation and ultrasound session leaders, and instructors in the physical exam course for pre-clinical students. Residents with a particular interest in medical education have completed educational and curricular projects and have even served as the Resident-Assistant Director for the Emergency Medicine Subinternship. Our residents (and faculty) have been recent recipients of the prestigious Penn Pearls Medical Student Teaching Award.

A number of residents have also served in a number of hospital-wide leadership positions, including the Quality and Safety Committee, Clinical Emergencies Committee, and Graduate Medical Education Committee. In addition, several of our residents have held national leadership positions, and have served on committees through EMRA, ACEP, and SAEM.

With mentorship from our nationally-recognized research faculty, residents are published frequently and are also regular presenters at national meetings such as ACEP Scientific Assembly, SAEM, and American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium. Below is a list of resident peer-reviewed publications (not including numerous posters, abstracts, and nonpeer reviewed articles) from 2016-2017:

Congratulations to our 2017 Emergency Medicine Resident's Association (EMRA) Award Winners!

FOAM(er) of the Year: Jennifer Love  This is an award to recognize a resident's contribution to free open access medicine (FOAM) education.

Clinical Excellence Award: Josh Glick
This award recognizes a resident who has done outstanding work in the clinical aspect of emergency medicine.

CORD Academic Assembly Scholarship: Utsha Khatri & Rohit Sangal
Given to an individual who demonstrates a significant academic and scholarly interest in emergency medicine to attend the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Academic Assembly. 

ACEP Travel Scholarship & EMRA Global Health Initiative Award: Erik Blutinger
    ACEP: To assist a resident or student member of EMRA in the costs associated with attendance of this national event
    EMRA: This Scholarship assists an exemplary resident with the costs associated with an elective in International Medicine that engages the evolution of Emergency Medicine in environments where there is such a need. 

Be the Change Grant: Paul Ginart
This is EMRA’s largest award and is intended to empower the recipient to “dream big” for emergency medicine.  The award will provide a large grant to a resident/medical student or group of residents/students to create and pursue a project designed to have a significant impact on emergency medicine education, research, practice or policy.

Selected Research Highlights from Residents

Residents noted with names in bold text

Love JS, Perrone J, Nelson LS. Should Buprenorphine Be Administered to Patients With Opioid Withdrawal in the Emergency Department? Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Nov 3. pii: S0196-0644(17)31754-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.10.002. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


Gaieski DF, Agarwal AK, Abella BS, Neumar RW, Mechem C, Cater SW, Shofer FS, Leary M, Pajerowski WP, Becker LB, Carr B, Merchant R, Band RA. Adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in philadelphia from 2008-2012: An epidemiological study. Resuscitation. 2017 Jun;115:17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.03.023. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

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Branas CC, Kondo MC, Murphy SM, South EC, Polsky D, MacDonald JM. Urban Blight Remediation as a Cost-Beneficial Solution to Firearm Violence. Am J Public Health. 2016 Dec;106(12):2158-2164. PMID: 27736217.

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Gaieski DF, Agarwal AK, Mikkelsen ME, Drumheller B, Cham Sante S, Shofer FS, Goyal M, Pines JM. The impact of emergency department crowding on early interventions and mortality in patients with severe sepsis. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan 31. pii: S0735-6757(17)30081-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.01.061. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28233644.

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Drumheller BC, Agarwal A, Mikkelsen ME, Sante SC, Weber AL, Goyal M, Gaieski DF. Risk factors for mortality despite early protocolized resuscitation for severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department. J Crit Care. 2016 Feb;31(1):13-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.10.015. PMID: 26611382.

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